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How to Tell If Tap Water Is Good

Have you always been a fan of bottled mineral water because you think tap water is unhealthy?

Are you wary, because you don’t trust the path that the water takes inside the pipes to get to your tap?

Well: in this article you will discover that there are many prejudices related to tap water, and you will learn to understand if your home water is good. 

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You will also understand what it is that makes your tap water of particular flavor and what you need to do to purify it, as well as all the advantages of an optimal purified water.
Enjoy the reading!

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Tap Water is Always Drinkable and Safe

We begin to dispel the first false “myth” that runs among consumers: that tap water is not good, therefore not drinkable.

The water we have in our homes must be drinkable and safe by law. 

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Here We Clarify the Concept of “Drinking”

A water is defined as drinking when it meets certain chemical-physical parameters established by the legislation of a specific country.

The most common elements that can be found in drinking tap water are: Calcium, Chlorine, Fluorine, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Sodium. 

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The presence of Chlorine is very important, as it participates in the water purification process, disinfecting it, just as Calcium allows a pH adjustment, with consequent saving of the quality of the conduction pipes.

All waters, therefore, which do not fulfill certain quantities of minerals and substances required by law, cannot be considered drinkable. 

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Any Bad Taste of Tap Water

We have therefore seen that tap water is always safe.

Bad taste of water.  How come then when you drink it you have the distinct sensation of an unpleasant taste and an unpleasant smell?

To say that a water is drinkable is not always the same as saying that it is of high quality and of excellent flavor.

For example, if a certain mineral must be contained within certain limits, and our water hardly contains it in the established range, the result will be: drinkable but not pleasant to drink and not of excellent quality. 

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The bad taste of tap water is very often due to Chlorine, a highly disinfectant and bactericidal chemical element, which has the purpose of sterilizing the water.

It is no coincidence that the smell of chlorine is reminiscent of bleach, which certainly does not encourage you to fill a nice glass!

Another reason why tap water may have a bad taste is due to the presence of arsenic, nitrates, iron, sulfur, or other elements.

These were most likely accumulated in the so-called “last mile” of the water path, when the condominium pipes are too old and create foul-smelling, bad-tasting, and sometimes even cloudy water! 

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How to Tell If Tap Water Is Good

At this point you are wondering how do you know if your tap water is good.

water-transparent-non-turbid, You can do the first check yourself, relying on your senses: the water must in fact be absolutely clear and transparent, with no smell and no taste, excluding the hints related to minerals (the difference between a smooth water and a sparkling, so to speak).

If, on the other hand, the water appears opaque, cloudy, foul-smelling and with a ferrous or “bleach” flavor, you have two solutions. 

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The first is to have the chemical analysis of the water carried out at a chemical analysis laboratory, when it is certain that the manager of the water service is unable to perform this task (as usually happens instead).

The second alternative is to resort to us, who specialize in purifying tap water.

It’s very simple:  the results are obtained we will offer you the best method to purify it, so as to obtain fresh, light and safe water to drink.

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The Advantages of Purified Water Directly to your Home

Water purifiers: With tap water purified directly at your home, you will enjoy significant advantages, both economic and space and health, compared to the purchase of bottled mineral water. 

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Here Are What They Are

The first advantage is to get the highest quality water directly from your tap.

Raise the lever, and in your glass there will be low mineral content water, with low fixed residue, or with normal / medium mineral salt content (if you choose to opt for the reverse osmosis process).

No more bad flavors or bad smells due to Chlorine, Nitrates or microfiltration.

Secondly, your food and drinks (primarily coffee) will have a completely different flavor, as you prepare them with chlorine free water. 

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It will also gain your health: no more effort to transport the packages of mineral water from the supermarket to your home, especially if you live in an apartment building, and maybe you do not have an elevator, or just happen to be out of shape, or unable to carry heavy packages.

Your health will also gain from the quality of the mineral waters, which are certainly good (or excellent, sometimes), but often not well preserved, especially in the storage phase. 

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It happens in fact that plastic bottles are left in the sun, with a consequent possible release of carcinogenic particles by the plastic into the water, which can make them unhealthy.

Again: your garage, or your storage room or cellar, will have much more space.

Instead of using these environments as warehouses for water packs, it can make room for bottles of wine, for your hobbies, and so on. 

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Last But Not Least: Economic Savings

In fact, with bottled water you spend about 30-50 cents per bottle, while with purified water directly from your tap the costs are reduced, with only 3 cents per glass.

Finally, an advantage of great importance, you will contribute to the environmental cause in many ways. 

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You will not consume plastic bottles that you will pour into the environment causing harm to the planet; you will not encourage road transport, which as is known frees CO2 emissions into the environment, promoting pollution; you will not contribute to the large quantities of disposal of plastic (derived from oil).

In short: many advantages with a single, small gesture. 

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